Preparatory Course on Experimental Testing, Pavia, March 2010

The 1st Training Course of SERIES project was organized by EUCENTRE (Pavia, Italy), in conjunction with the other 6 facilities offering Transnational Access. It was a Preparatory Course focusing on the basics of experimental testing and the theoretical background. In particular, the following topics were covered: test instrumentation and acquisition systems, signal processing, testing systems (shake table, actuation, pumping, accumulators), and test strategy (test design according to the test system performances, test execution issues, mock up scale effects, data reduction and interpretation).

Dates: 17 – 19 March 2010

Place: EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy

Topic: Basics of experimental testing and theoretical background

Audience: Research and technical personnel from other research infrastructures in the project, or from external ones, as well as new users

Registration fee: Free of charge

Course presentations (click on title to download)

Module I: Design of data acquisition systems (Prof. G. Magenes)

Module I: Test instrumentation (Prof. S. Ramat)

Module I: Computer vision in experimental testing (Dr. F. Lunghi)

Module IV: Test systems, part 1 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module IV: Test systems, part 2 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module IV: Test systems, part 3 (Prof. J.C. Queval)

Module II: Basics of signal processing (Dr. C. Casarotti)

Module III: Signal processing lab (Dr. C. Casarotti)

Module V: Design of specimen (Dr. L. Dihoru)

Module VI: Testing strategy (Prof. A. Pavese)

Video records of the presentations can be found here 

Course Programme (click to download)

Breakdown of attendees (31 in total)

  

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